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interrogation methods. >> president obama personal lay proved releasing the memos in such detail. >> jon: personally. he invited everyone to the memo release partism it's an invitation. although, ironically, guest list was classified. [laughter] now listen: we know how this administration feels about the executive branch withholding memos from congress because of the 2004 on the tortureos. >> will be provide -- torture memos. >> will you provide these to the committee? >> no i will not. >> you are not allowed under our constitution not to answer our questions and that ain't constitutional. [ laughter ] >> jon: by the way that's the name of his one-man off broadway show. ain't constitutional. you should have tagged it with that ain't constitutional mother (bleep). [ laughter ] i think that answers the question of whether the obama biden white house will release the memos detailing in specifics our drone strikes policy. >> will president obama release the memos? >> i have nothing for you on alleged memos regarding poe ten sally classified matters. without going into the alleged existence
the administration justifies the targeted killing of american citizens. the white house says president obama has directed the department of justice to brief members of the intelligence committees. the move comes after a bipartisan group of 11 senators led by democratic senator ron wyden of oregon called for more insight into the government's legal rationale for drone strikes against americans abroad. senator wyden said on twitter, "every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them." this followed the leaked white house memo obtained by nbc news this week detailing criteria required for such a strike. this is all unfolding before today's senate confirmation hearing for john brennan, nominated to be the next head of the cia. and andrea mitchell, i wonder if this could, in any way, get in the way of brennan again. >> well, this is so much in a state of flux right now. clearly, i mean, the president's called to senator wyden last night, so unusual to try to reassure him and try to ward off what could be a calamitous hearing today. the fact is that brennan
to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administration. a lot of focus on gun violence and reducing gun violence. president obama has made it a priority. joe biden out to bring back proposals in the last few weex, all of this since the december 14th mass murder in newtown, connecticut. the girl was killed in hyde park neighborhood which is obama's home. it's drawing more attention to gun violence. we're awaiting for michelle obama to arrive at the chicago church. we'll bring you updates as it develops this morning. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day. some companies that appear to be local are actually from out of the area, so
headlines and with president obama is doing. and monitoring the situation at s f o. in terms of travel to the northeast and the blizzard conditions we will be right back. . >> san francisco mayor ed lee and democratic state leaders have introduced a set of bills aimed at gun control. the bills propose closing loopholes in existing gun laws. also, banning the distribution of firearms and ammunition from dangerous people, and strengthening education about safe gun ownership. another bill would require guns to be properly locked present. the move follows president obama's call on congress to pass measures to reduce gun violence including conducting universal background checks. senators seek deal on gun- a small, bipartisan group of senators is quietly trying to reach a compromise on expanding the requirement for background checks to purchases. a deal could give political momentum to one of the key elements of president barack obama's the private talks involve liberal sen. chuck schumer of new york, who is the no. 3 senate democratic leader, and west virginia sen. joe manchin, a national r
in the afternoon. >> president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan faced tough questions and his confirmation hearing about u.s. covert activities. prosecutors actually interrupted the hearing at one point. brennan said that at the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials have the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drums. >> the president has insisted that any action we take be legally grounded, the early anchored and intelligence, will have the appropriate review process before any action is contemplated including actions that may involve the use of lethal force. president obama released >> president obama release the administration's classified legal justification for the drought policy to the senate intelligence committee before brent terry. >> boeing is starting to test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says this will allow it to look at the in-flight performance of the airplanes batteries. the faa grounded the dreamliner fleet last month because of issues with its lithium ion batte
. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: president obama said he would take several trips across the cut. >> the first is in minnesota where officials have taken some steps to curb gun violence. but police and city leaders say there's only so much they can do. they are asking obama and lawmakers on capitol hill to do more by creating and enforcing tougher federal gun laws. the white house prices minnesota's moves to keep the guns out of the wrong hands. the state approved the system -- updated the list for background checks. president obama is pushing for universal background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and a limit on how many rounds gun magazines can hold. obama is getting some support on capitol hill. why it might not be enough. why him going after public support is not the right move when i see you next. >>> well, roll does know how to shoot a gun. over the weekend, the white house released the photograph. as the gun control debate heats up, the president was asked if he had ever shot a gun and this photo shows, yes, he has. >>> a nonprofit group is sponsoring a gu
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
china take rang in the lunar new year. . >>> first lady michelle obama joined family and friends in chicago today at a funeral for slain 15-year-old hadia pendleton. she was shot back on january 29th, not far from the obama's chicago home. and just days after performing with her school band at the presidential inauguration. now, police have not released an official motive yet, but they believe gang members may have mistaken pendleton and her friends for a rival gang. in addition to mrs. obama, several other dignitaries attended, including illinois governor pat quinn, chicago mayor rahm emanuel, reverend jesse jackson and education secretary arne duncan. >>> president obama used his weekly address today to press congress to prevent a series of automatic spending cuts from taking place on march 1st. the president says the cuts would strike a blow to the economy at a critical time. >> at a time when economists and business leaders from across the spectrum have said our economy is poised for progress, we shouldn't allow self-inflicted wounds to put that progress in jeopardy. >> congr
for his state of the union address next week, the topic mrs. obama is expected to focus on. >>> without here, i don't know what we are going to do. >> east bay students bond together for an emotional show and how students used the power silence to honor a teacher in fight of her life. >>> a castro valley high school teacher has been out for most of the year battling cancer. returned to school tonight for a special fundraiser. as ktvu's jade hernandez reports there were some powerful words even though they couldn't be heard. >> reporter: silent says a lot about students who prepared for tonight's performance owithout their teacher. they are the reason she says the sign language program was grown at castro valley high. >> without her, i don't know what we would do. >> reporter: they had to try anyway for this performances especially with monies raised going to their program. >> i know that they would never give up. >> reporter: and if anyone is teaching these kinds about kids about fighting it's julia. >> plast year's show i passed out in the parking lot and they called an ambulance a
-elect obama in 2008 on the coming bailout of the american automobile industry. those significant adjustments included the bankruptcy of general motors just days after my next guest came out of retirement and landed in the drivers's seat at gm. it's ed whitacre. long-time ceo of at&t. he served as chairman and ceo at gm from 2009 to 2010. a story he told in mhis memoir. what a great read. your back has terrific lessons of the trade. you say it's not magic, it's management. businesses are not democracies. what did your role in the bailout in such a challenging time for the country teach you about managing and about management? >> well, i've always thought management was responsible for what happened. this taught me, once again, that's a true statement. >> right. so it's about leadership, it's about -- >> it's about leadership. >> -- the lead. what were the biggest problems at gm that you couldn't have not known before you arrived in detroit? >> well, i thought gm had a vision but when i got there i found out they didn't. and so i thought it was very important we establish a vision, which we di
michelle obama was among the people for their to pay respects. >> hadiya was gunned down in january just days after performing a presidential inauguration. >> police saidaken someone in te group pelton was standing with as a member of a rival gang. >> president obama is preparing to give the first step of the union address of the second term tomorrow. athena jones has a preview of what we can expect. >> the moment where he gets and on into erupted on challenged opportunity to talk to the country and define his agenda and what he thinks the debate in washington should be that is one of the most important powers the president has. >> president obama dave democrats a preview of what he would say. >> i will be talking about making sure we are focused on job creation here in the united states of america. it means we are focused on education and that every young person is equipped with the skills they need to compete peak in the 21st century. >> the white house says the speech will serve as a book in the to the inaugural address. >> we could see new policy that deal with issues like clean ener
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
sort of paybacks here and the hypocrisy argument. you may recall that mr. obama and eric holder before he came attorney general denounced the justice department memos that explained why waterboarding and other enhanced interrogation techniques were leader. yes, this crowd doesn't arrest and interrogate suspected terrorists. it merely blows them away with missiles from the sky. here is the political reality. this president, like the president before him, a republican, they both believe that in the war on terror, you should have strong executive power which includes the ability that congress authorized for the president to independently kill people associated with al qaeda as he sees fit. do you believe there should be a change in that authorization? is that the debate we ought to have? >> let me tell you, david, two things. first, this president came to office. he's kept us safe with the best military in the world and the best intelligence agencies. and of course we know the fate of osama bin laden. at the same time, he's kept us out of further war. he understands that is something that
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
returning from a ski outing to big bear. >>> well, today president obama will travel to minneapolis to push his proposal for broader gun control measures in the wake of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. tracie potts is live in washington with more on that. there's also a photo of the president that's raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: absolutely. he's traveling to minnesota because the white house thinks this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused t
information, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> also this morning, president barack obama is helding meetings -- holding meetings on immigration reform. he is holding a meeting with ceos of major companies. the president wants to get input on immigration reform from all sides. secretary of homeland security janet napolitano is in san diego to highlight improvements in border security between u.s. and mexico and secretary of homeland security janet napolitano said the number of people attempting to cross is at a 40 year low. a senate proposal requires it to be tested before it could take affect. >>> happening right now in florida, the man accused of killing trayvon martin is in a courtroom. we are live in the courtroom, there are the pictures, george zimmerman, the suspect is facing second-degree murder charges for the death of trayvon martin. his lawyers are asking for a delay in the trial which is scheduled for june 10th. today by the way also would have been ayvon martin's 18th birthday. the prayer vigil was held a little while ago in his memory and later they have an ev
eager to assist if the governor of solomon thinks australia can help. >>> president barack obama will go to israel in the springtime and the u.s. ambassador to israel said he will be bringing an urgent peace making agenda with him. president barack obama has been criticized for not going to israel during his term but he did go there while he was running for president. >>> a court date is set for the man accused of killing sierra lemar. antolin garcia-torres is expected to enter a plea during the proceedings. his dna was found on clothing belonging to sierra lemar's clothing. and antolin garcia-torres is also accused of attempting to kidnap three other went from grocery store parking lots back in 2009. >>> the rebound in technology helps boost the increase in jobs. now there were 42,000 new jobs created in santa clara and san mateo counties as well as fremont, scott veilly and union -- scotts valley and union city. san francisco by the way created 18,000 jobs. >> sal, you are back with me now, aren't you? >> can you hear me now? >> we can hear you. >> my microphone is right here. >> the d
. >> we are back at 4:39. >> in national news, live pictures from washington. president barack obamas will speak today at the national prayer breakfast in washington. every president since eisenhower has addressed the gathering. >> an estimated 3000 people from one month for the contras are expected at the 61st annual national prayer breakfast, including the president, vice-president joe biden and first lady michelle obama. >> spending cuts are forcing the pentagon to cut its aircraft carrier presence in the persian gulf. >> that is due to congressional fighting over automatic spending cuts in washington. >> plans for the u.s. as harry truman to deploy to the gulf later this week have been cancelled. >> world news and new overnight, new images have been released on iran state tv allegedly showing pictures taken from a u.s. drone captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of an airport in a city said to be kandahar , afghanistan. also shows images at a base in eastern iran . >> iran has long claimed did manage to take control of the drone and that is capable launching its own pro
iran. at time u.s. officials admitted the drone was missing. president obama asked iran to return it. >> president obama says the new pick for the c.i.a. chief will face a lot of questions for the drone warm. john brennan will testify in half an hour. he is expected to be grilled about strikes targeting terrorists overseas. >> boeing 787 dreamliner has safely landed in washington in the first test flight since the fleet was grounded around the world. the jet flew from texas with a skeletal crew and landed in the past hour at boeing facility in washington state. the flight is happening as a federal safety official urges the government to revoke approval for the batteries used in the dreamliner. several jets had fired sparked by the we batteries. a boeing official says it will not talk about compensating affected airlines until after the grounded jets are back in service. >> mike nicco is right when he predicted the rain. >> it was much needed. we have breaks in the cloud cover. the second round will come in tonight and it could be interesting with lightning, thunder, small hail and sn
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
. president obama and vice president joe biden are crisscrossing the country getting input from lawmakers at the state and city levels as well as police. this morning mr. biden heads to philadelphia for a gun buy back attempt. california senator dianne feinstein introduced a bill to ban assault weapons. that is not expected to pass congress. >> in the house it will be tougher. that is just the reality of it. >> reporter: now one police chief says 40% of gun sales are not subject to background checks. he compared that to letting 40% of passengers get on a plane without first passing through the security. more on on what is the vice president is expected to discuss today when i see you knick. >>> time now 6:18 they could meet a doctor shortage. the l.a. times says 16 of california's 58 counties have the recommended amount of primary care doctors. in addition 30% of the states doctors are near retirement age. now to deal with the problem lawmakers are proposing giving more authority to physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists. however some of the doctors say that could put p
significant adjustments. >> that was president-elect obama in 2008 on the coming bailout of the auto industry. significant adjustments including the bankruptcy of general motors days after my next guest landed in the driver's seat at g.m. ed whitaker knew nothing about the car business before serving as chairman and ceo oh of gm 2009 and 2010. a story he tells in "american turnaround." great to have you here. >> great to be here. >> what a great read. your book has terrific lessons. you say it's not magic, it's management. businesses aren't democracies. what did your role in the bailout in such a challenging time for the country teach you about managing and management? >> i have always thought management was responsible for what happened. this taught me once again that's a true statement. spimt's about leadership. >> the lead. >> what were the big problems at gm that you could not have known br you arrived in detroit? >> i thought gm had a vision. but when i got there i found out they didn't. i thought it was very important we establish a vision which we did early on oh which was to design, b
:00, as president obama prepares to wage war over gun control arc new photo of him pops up that has gun lobbyists in arms. >>> from the president's inauguration to the super bowl half time show to the bay area, it seems beyonce knows the way to san jose. we'll explain. >>> a video game ends up having some very spooky predictions about last night's super bowl. we'll take a look ahead in business news. >>> president obama making his very first trip out of washington aimed specifically at pushing for more gun law, but it's a picture of the president with a gun in hand that has a lot of people talking this morning. tracy pots is on capitol hill this morning. she has the latest. >> reporter: as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minnesota today, more reaction to this white house photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david. critics say he's pandering to second amendment conservatives while pushing for a ban on assault weapons. that seems to have no chance on capitol hill. but universal background checks, that's gaining support. >> i think that everyone acknowledges we should do som
are assigned to the patriot missile. >>> in a 16-page u.s. justice department report attorneys for the obama administration write it would be lawful to kill a u.s. citizen if a lie-level government official decides the target is a member of al qaeda who also poses a threat to the u.s. it's the most detailed analysis yet to be made public regarding the obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing an american citizen without a trial. >>> a new report claims more than 50 nations were involved in torturing terrorism suspects in the years following the 911 attacks. that report was released today by the open society justice initiative. it's a human rights organization. the report says 54 nations hosted cia locations where prisoners faced harsh interrogation methods, including torture. those nations, according to the report, included egypt, libya and syria. >>> well, a bill to improve securities at american embassies overseas has passed the senate. it's now headed to the house. the measure comes after embassy chris stevens -- ambassador chris stevens and three other citizens in killed i
of drawing up its own brief. >> president barack obama will bring an urgent peacemaking agenda to israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between israel and palestine. >> the white house is not released the date of obamas trip for details about his itinerary but israel media reported it had been scheduled for march 20th. >> the visit raises expectations that peace talks between israel and palestinians, which collapsed about 4 years ago, can be rekindled. >> this just into the kron 4 morning news the financially strapped u.s. postal service says it plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays, but will continue delivering packages six days a week. in announcements scheduled for later this morning the services expect to say the cut would mean a cost of saving of about $2 billion annually. the post office says the service will began in august. the the delivery of letters and other male has declined with the increasing use of e-mail and other internet use. >> we will return to the upper 50s close to the 60 degrees more details on the next storm coming u
away from the obama's chicago home. investigators say she was not the intended target. just a week before she preformed with her band at the inauguration. an event that she called a highlight of her life. no arrests have been made. >> a chance to own a piece of the nosema the niners in santa clara how you can make a lasting impression and help pay for the stadium at the same time. >> a warm up expected for the weekend. at this hour it's a frigid start in some spots action i spots. i whether have a look coming up. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. . >>> check out these pictures. this is a live look at some of the miserable conditions in boston. that is fenway park and that doesn't lo
in an instant. at&t. ♪ >> the time is a 20 5:00 a.m.. president obama is nominee for cia director, john brennan, face a tough questions in his confirmation hearing. protesters actually interrupted the hearing at one. perry ed brennan said the obama administration has never killed terror suspects when officials had the opportunity to capture them instead. he spoke about the administration's future use of drones. >> president obama released the administration's classified legal justification for the drone a policy to the senate. intelligence committee before brennan's hearing. >> a new poll out this morning shows new jersey governor chris christie's approval rating is slowing. it is now 73 percent. the majority of independents and democrats surveyed also approved of the job kristi is doing. while approval ratings of his hand a list of super storm sandy are high, the poll found voters were split on his handling of the economy. that is the issue most voters are concerned are right now. >> boeing is planning to start test flights soon of its 787 dream liner. the company says that this will shoallowe
obama is urging congress to pass this mall a set of spending cuts and tax changes while they hash out a broader budget deal. in his weekly radio in internet address, obama says that he still wants a comprehensive package that will deal with the debt. but he says that it will take some time. he is asking lawmakers to move for with a short-term deal as they continue to work on a longer-term solution. >> automatic spending cuts across the board are set to take effect on march the first. o obamas says that if the cuts are not averted, the military, middle-class families and the economy could suffer. >> today, the world champion san francisco giants will welcome fans to the 2013 season. they will open the gates at at&t park for the 20th annual giants stand fast. here is a live look from the ballpark, hundreds of fans are already lined up. more than 30 current impasse the giants players and coaches will be on hand to sign autographs. >> let's take a look get a video from last year's fan says. fans will be able to see the giants memorabilia from all eras. they it can also toward the clubhous
assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers and limits for high capacity gun clips. >>> 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. is it too early to start talking about the weekend? >> what day are we on now, tuesday? [ laughter ] >> maybe a little bit. >> let's do it. >> we have a long way to go between now and then. we could see showers and snow in the local mountains. haven't been able to talk about that for a while but we have some changes coming up today. low clouds and fog have stretched back onshore well into the valleys. that blanket of clouds is keeping the temperatures up just a bit. mainly in the 40s outside. as we head throughout the day today there's a cold front approaching the bay area meaning more low clouds and fog at the coast and only partial clearing toward the afternoon. temperatures will be cool. highs usually in the 50s and 60s, coole
, a week from now, president obama is going to do his state of the union address, okay? typically the market doesn't respond well when the president talks. then we're going to start to get into some of the nitty-gritty, some of the spending issues. that would be a perfect opportunity for the market to give half of that back. so we've had a 6% rally. why not, you know, reclaim three of that percent over the course of the next few weeks. >> do you feel like we're acting a bit bullish with regard to the markets? i get the feeling it's more buying from kaufton as opposed to selling at this point, right? >> i think that's right. first of all, you've approached a couple of psychological hurdles on the dow and the s&p. we've seen what earnings season is going to give us. we're approaching the sequester cuts on march 1st and there is an increasing belief that they're going to be triggered. and so when you add on to that the fact that payroll taxes went up and the economy is going to be pretty sluggish here in the first half of the year. so i agree with phil that we're probably going to gi
's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >> pam: coming up at 5-30. president obama hits the road to talk gun control. even doing a little shooting himself -- we'll s navy seal, gunned down at texas shooting range. the man behind bars. and a u-s senator defends a tweet, calling one world leader a monkey. that more -- next at 5-30. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> gun control.back in the spotlight today. president obama hit the road.trying to sell his plan to reduce gun violence in america. grant lodes is follwing this story, and tell us how the president is pushing his >> reporter: it almost seemed like mister obama was back on the campaign trail today. he flew to minneapolis.meeting with his administration released this picture.hoping to prove that the presidnet does infact enjoy skeet shooting at camp david. pushing for military type- assault weapons ban. but background checks is the area where there's more consencus. >> we do not have to agree on everything to agree that there is time to do something. (cheers & applause) th
, president obama said on cbs that boys scouts should drop the ban, a decision is expected tomorrow. >> police are still searching for two suspects who they say brutally attacked an elderly woman born at home invasion in san jose. you are looking at a sketch of one of the suspects. they say it all started last friday night when a 75 year-old woman noticed that two men were outside tried to break into her daughter's car. the woman opened a home window and tried to scare the men away. that is when she was punched repeatedly in the face and kicked in her ribs. she suffered a fractured nose, two black eyes, and other injuries. >> later this morning we will hear from the san francisco forty-niners and their head coach jim harbaugh. the team came back home to the bay area yesterday afternoon. the niners will be giving interviews about the super bowl after their meeting at 9:00 a.m.. coach harbaugh is expected to speak more about the gang at his 11:00 a.m. press conference. we will carry that for you live on our 247 news at channel, which is comcast 193. the niners came home yesterday at the crowds o
to all be aware there is nowhere to go. >> president obama is showing this state of emergency. >> our biggest problem is looking down the city of the alley. with 40 in. reported in hamden. travel is slowly coming back to light and power is being restored. the governor of rhode island is crediting the cooperation of residents and the early prepared this. >> a great team effort and to think everybody. so many rhode islanders especiallwy eith the driving ban. /+ >> of many people are in join this 2 ft. with wintertime activity like sliding into august. with the clear weather today to get outside. this large group in stamford, conn. with a snowfall afight and boston common. >> i said i'm going to get ready for tomorrow. kron4's maureen kelly went to s-f-o where she talked to back east, about the conditions created by the massive storm. >> i was in the blizzard yes, it snowed 12 inches. >> reporter: here's a picture of emily allen took of her dog.and her kids enjoying the piles of snow that accumulated in just 8 hours. ironically she and her family are heading to a ski vacation in tahoe. p
and the counting today. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that could hurt the economy if they kick in as scheduled march 1. the president is proposing the smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to come up with billions in spending cuts as a short-term fix to stop massive automatic across-the- board cuts set to take effect in less than a month. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year p
questions over whether the obama administration is overstepping its bounds. they're among the most controversial and secretive weapons in the war on terror, unmanned drones, used to strike alcoh al qaeda targets worldwide. under fire after nbc news obtained a memo that includes deadly strikes against u.s. citizens that are operational leaders of al qaeda are a lawful act of national self defense. among those targeted, an war al alawki, killed in yemen in 2011. >> it is a chilling dumt document. it sets out the government's intentions to kill american citizens. >> reporter: demanding more transparency about the strikes and is expected to target john brennan during his cia confirmation hearings, beginning tomorrow. president obama on tuesday urged congress to act. >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay economically damaging effect of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: if you think of it as a t-bone stake, the sequester is like a butcher's knife, lobbing off a big piece. republicans want to avoid the cuts but dis
. >> al, thank you. this morning lawmakers are getting nuances about why the obama administration believes it is okay to use drones to kill expected terrorists including americans. it's an issue that will be key at today's confirmation hearing for the president's pick for cia. michael isikoff is calling this story for us. michael, good morning. >> savannah, good morning. drone strikes, the obama administration's weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under scrutiny. after a disclosure justice department document obtained by nbc news this week that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. for the first time today the white house is sharing the classified memo that lays out the legal basis for such strikes with members of the house and senate intelligence committees. the move comes at a crucial time as john brenan, president obama's nominee to be cia director, faces his confirmation hearing today on capitol hill. in the war over drone strikes, a major reversal from the white house. after years of ironclad secrecy, president obama directed t
karl in washington thank you for that. >>> meanwhile obama administration's controversial drone program targeting america terrorist suspects could be regulated by court. that possibility has been raised by testimony by john brennan, he defended the strikes saying they're launched only as the last resort. >> closely to intervening in civil war, leon panetta has revealed that he and former secretary of state hillary clinton wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple the syrian president. but the white house said no. >>> an suv through a front window, quick reaction, jumping over the bar. neither he nor the driver were seriously hurt. >>> finally a guy who's literally living on the edge. take a look at this skateboarder, it's a viral video, thanks to a wild and high-speed ride downhill. but, well the skateboarder in question in trouble this morning. police are looking in fact to arrest him because speed cameras set up on that street caught him at 68 miles per hour. >> whoo! >> please don't try that at home. >> thanks, josh. >>> now, to an abc news exclusive this morning. we have the first n
even 70's by friday. >> former vice president dick cheney has some harsh criticisms of president obama. cheney says he thinks the president's choices for key cabinet posts are quote, "second rate". as a result, he thinks national security is at risk. cheney is a wyoming native. he made these remarks last night to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first sinc
% and near their all- time highs. the nasdaq is up 6% to its best level in 12 years. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and age growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. and you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5. and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> last night's 55th annual grammys had plenty of high notes. ben tracy takes us back stage to show us the big numbers and special moments. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: a grammy performance is meant to be memorable so the three guys known as the band "fun" were caught "singin' in the rain." ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: taylor swift was the ringmaster of her own on- stage circus. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: rhianna gave one of the more intimate performances of the night. >> the grammy goes to somebody that i used to no.
what they initially believed to be animal bones. >>> the obama administration is defending a justice department memo that authorized drone of attacks against americans working with terrorists overseas. the memo says such actions are legal under three conditions. if the suspect is engaged in planning operations to kill americans, if it's not possible to capture the suspect before an attack, and if the operation follows u.s. laws and war principles. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical and they are wise. >> critics say such an attack would violate the constitutional rights of an american terror suspect to trial by jury. so far there's only one known case of an american targeted with a drone strive, anwar al- awlaki in yemen back in 2011. >>> east bay, chopper 5 is over the house fire in berkeley we told you about at the top of the news. this is at 1179 keith avenue in the berkeley foothills. as you can see, still engulfed. we have been watching the smoke pour from the second story of this home for the last several minutes. flames ar
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